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Top dollars lure Ag graduates

July 21, 2014

Agriculture graduates earn more than those entering into law, accounting and economic career. That’s one of the findings to come out of a national survey conducted by Rimfire Resources. The other good news is that up to 95% of graduates are finding full-time employment. Read More »

GFIA ‘Call for Innovations’

July 20, 2014
HE Rashed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment & Water, speaking at GFIA 2014

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), an influential event for the future of sustainable agriculture, has launched the Call for Innovations for next year’s event, to be held from 9-10 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2014. Read More »

Reaping the benefits of honey bee pollination

July 10, 2014

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, welcomed the development of a new website designed to help crop producers get the full benefit from honey bee pollination.  The BeeAware site is one of the tools Plant Health Australia has developed to protect honey bees through promoting the increased yield honey bee pollination provides crops. Read More »

New $3.3 million greenhouse facility for University of Western Sydney

July 10, 2014

A new state of the art greenhouse facility will be built at the University of Western Sydney, focusing on research and development, in the horticulture industry.

Horticulture Australia research and development general manager David Moore told ABC Rural he hopes the Hawkesbury campus centre will increase student interest in the horticulture industry.

The venture is a joint initiative between Horticulture Australia and the university.

To hear the full report, go to:

Audio: Horticulture Australia research and development general manager David Moore speaking about the new greenhouse facility. (ABC Rural)

 Posted 10 July 2014

Struggles of Australian vegetable growers continue

July 9, 2014

Australian vegetable growers are continuing to do it tough, with average profits plummeting, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). Read More »

Dutch Minister impressed by lettuce farm in South Africa

July 9, 2014
Jomajoco owner Johan van den Bosch, his wife Miranda and Dutch Minister Ploumen.

During the Dutch trade mission to South Africa on July 7, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen, was full of praise on the cooperation of Dutch horticultural suppliers with local entrepreneurs. In her speech she mentioned the most sustainable lettuce farm of South Africa, Jomajoco, as an excellent example. She is enthusiastic on how e.g. Bosman Van Zaal and Hoogendoorn have contributed to a sustainable and food-safe production by bringing in advanced technology that is fitted to local conditions. Read More »

HFF 2014 – Delegate Information

July 8, 2014
HFF logo Wordpress

If you have attended a HFF conference previously, you will remember that the conference dinner is a highlight; generally, sold out and subject to a waiting list. To avoid missing the dinner at Club Mulwala, the fantastic networking opportunities and entertainment from comedian Mark ‘Spud’ Murphy, organisers recommend you book now. Head back online to your registration and select your dinner ticket in your ‘add ons’. Alternatively, contact to reserve a seat and make your payment. Read More »